At a glance:
- Author: George Orwell
- First Published: 1949
- Type of Work: Antiutopian Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Science fiction, Satire, Political fiction, Dystopian fiction
- Subjects: Dictators, Values, Love or romance, Sex or sexuality, Future, 1980's, England or English people, Truth, London, Identity, Science fiction, Government, Conformity, Totalitarianism, Brainwashing
- Locales: London, England, Airstrip One (future), Oceania (mythic)
Instead of a glorious future of freedom and dignity, George Orwell imagines that despair, slavery, and numbing hopelessness will be mankind’s fate. The slogans of the new order--War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength--adequately convey the bleakness of the world that Orwell envisioned. The inhabitants of this future society live under the watchful eye of Big Brother, leader of a government whose power is enforced by Thought Police and diabolical informants.
The novel’s protagonist, Winston Smith, a member of the outer ring of the Party, finds himself slowly...
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